Welwyn Hatfield Council officially raises its council tax precept

PUBLISHED: 11:39 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 22 February 2018

Welwyn Hatfield Council chamber

Welwyn Hatfield Council chamber

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Welwyn Hatfield Council officially raised its council tax for the coming financial year last night (Wednesday, February 21).

The local authority increased the levy by an average of £5 per year, taking the total borough council precept to around £206 from April.

Councillor Duncan Bell, executive member for resources, said: “With continued reductions to our funding from central government, we are having to make some tough decisions and come up with new ways to make savings whilst continuing to deliver essential local services and invest in the borough.

“The average Band D household will pay £206.61 for borough council services in 2018/19, which is 10p more a week than last year – a rise below the rate of inflation.”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd also wants to raise the police precept by £12 each year, while Hertfordshire County Council’s budget includes a 5.99 per cent increase.

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